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Baked Buttermilk Doughnuts

Cook time 8 mins
Prep time 8 mins
Yield Makes 14 servings (Serving size: 1 plain doughnut)

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk (1%)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Nutrition Information

  • calories 140
  • fat 3 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • monofat 1 g
  • polyfat 0 g
  • cholesterol 35 mg
  • protein 3 g
  • carbohydrate 26 g
  • sugars 13 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 165 mg
  • calcium 59 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Lightly coat a doughnut pan with cooking spray.

  2. Combine flours and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk.

  3. Combine buttermilk, eggs, honey, butter, and vanilla, stirring well with a whisk. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture; whisk just until combined.

  4. Spoon batter into doughnut pans, filling twothirds full. Bake in middle of oven until doughnuts spring back when touched and are golden on bottom (about 8 minutes). Let cool in pan slightly (about 4 minutes); turn out. Coat with toppings (see ideas, below), if desired.

  5.  

  6. Lemon Glazed: 

  7. Combine 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice and 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, stirring well with a whisk. Dip 1 side of the cooled doughnuts into glaze; let cool on a rack, glazed side up.

  8. Calories 191

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  10. Chocolate-Hazelnut: 

  11. Melt 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate in a bowl in microwave until smooth. Dip tops of doughnuts into chocolate and place chocolate side up on a rack to cool. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts; let sit about 10 minutes.

  12. Calories 232

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  14. Chocolate Swirl: 

  15. Melt 4 ounces (1 cup) bittersweet chocolate in microwave until smooth. Fill a small squeeze bottle or zip-top plastic bag (snip a tiny hole in 1 corner of bag) with melted chocolate; pipe chocolate onto tops of doughnuts. Chill doughnuts until chocolate sets (about 10 minutes).

  16. Calories 184

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  18. Cinnamon Sugar: 

  19. Combine 1/4 cup ground cinnamon and 1/4 cup sugar. While still warm, coat doughnuts in sugar; let cool on rack, sugar-coated side up.

  20. Calories 155